Sunday, May 31, 2009

My Three Year Old

My 3 year old son, Dustin, is perfect. He has been the joy of my life since the day I found out I was pregnant with him. We recently added a new perfect member to our family, Dakota, my four month old. I'm worried about my three year old. He has what I would term as speech delay. His comprehension is amazing and I can tell that he understands and "hears" me. He communicates with me in both verbal and non-verbal ways. However, he's no where near as verbal as other three year olds I have seen. He's intelligent and does express himself verbally. Such as, "I brush teeth." "I eat... more eat." So, I guess the only thing for me to do is take him to the doctor and try to get him into speech therapy. I mean, it's hard being a parent and wanting to have conversations with your child. I thought I would by now. He talks all the time, just in his own language. I've also noticed he talks to me more than anyone. When we are around other people, he barely says any of the things he normally does to me. Perhaps he's already feeling pressured. I'm a pretty laid back Mom in terms of letting him be himself. He is disciplined and for the most part well-behaved. Although, he does like to drink out of the dog dish. But, I associate that more with being a boy and young than an "issue." He's never reallly had any behavioral problems to speak of. Anyway, I'm signing off.